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Punnamada Resort
Ranked #2 of 68 Hotels in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence
Hamburg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding service! Recharging place!”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I stayed at this resort during a 3 day trip to Kerala (Munnar - Alleppey - Kochi).

This resort is a place where travelers can re-energize! Arriving totally exhausted the wonderful location of the resort, the extraordinary Ayurvedic treatments, free evening boat ride as well as complementary welcome drink an snack, a free 1.5h yoga session in the morning and the attentive staff managed a total turnaround. When leaving I felt wonderful.

The rooms are all in old Kerala style an have open air bathrooms. They are very clean and I could spot not a single Miskito or other insect in my room.
Rooms where spacious and were equipped with all necessary amenities.

I personally liked the fact that the hotel reduced waste by providing filtered water in glass bottles.

The restaurant provided excellent food without long serving times and staff was at all times attentive and helpful.

The premises were well maintained and the pool was clean (fresh and clean towels were provided).

What should be mentioned to the end is that I was here during off season. As such there were only 10 guests staying here.
But nevertheless all dishes were available and yoga classes were hosted (I could enjoy 1:1 teaching).

I would recommend this resort and come back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your great review on TripAdvisor regarding your experiences at Punnamada Resort . We are extremely happy to note that you had a wonderful time . let me thank you for staying with us . your kind words will go a long way in our journey to become one of the world class resort by choice of our guests . we look forward for your next visit.

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Varghese.K.E.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Punnamada resort a very friendly and stunning place to get rejuvenated and feel relaxed.The resort is very well maintained ,the staff and management shows their best quality of service and provide anything possible to make your stay the happiest and the most memorable one..

The food they provide is outstanding and unique...Chef Mr.Praveen personally comes to you for the review and welcomes your suggestions full hearted. The dinner which was served to us by the Lake side was really enjoyable.The effort taken by the service team is highly appreciated.

The rooms are very specious and clean.The spa is also the same.The sun set cruise is another activity which you will love to bits.The speed boat drive was really thrilling.. All in all a highly recommended place for every one who is looking for a change..

.Be the next one and enjoy the luxury unlimited...

Room Tip: Take the Lake facing rooms .......Ask for Special dinner by the Lake side outside your room...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your great review on TripAdvisor regarding your experiences at Punnamada Resort . We are extremely happy to note that you had a wonderful time . let me thank you for staying with us . your kind words will go a long way in our journey to become one of the world class resort by choice of our guests . we look forward for your next visit.

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We went for a business meeting and stayed at this property. We had booked 19 rooms. We did an early check-in. The staff had been extremely helpful and had gone out of the way in every aspect. Great hospitality, great service. The cottages are fantastic. The ones which are facing the lake have a great view. In terms of breakfast, we specifically wanted local cuisine. While they don't have a widespread arrangement, but the buffet breakfast is still great with live counters of eggs and dosas. The local cuisine like puttu etc. was fantastic. For lunch and dinner, the buffet was a good widespread with lots of options. For people, who are non-vegetarians, local fish fry (Karimeen fish fry) is a must try option. Hygenic & healthy diet. This resort is on the banks of the backwater. We had a fantastic day outing in an exclusive houseboat in the backwaters. The food in the houseboat was also hygenic.

Room Tip: The cottages facing the lake have a great view from inside.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your excellent review in TripAdvisor regarding Punnamada Resort . we are overwhelmed to note that you had a lovely holiday with us . it is our moto that our guest deserve the nothing less than best. your kind words will go a long way towards our journey to becom,e the world class Resort by choice . let me thank you for staying with us as well as for your kind gesture. we look forward to welcome you to Punnamada Resort again and again.

Regards,

Varghese.KE
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Freeport, New York
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Punnamada Resort is attractive, beautifully landscaped with a lovely place to sit facing the water but no swimming in the lake. There is a comfortable swimming pool with shade even at the hottest part of the day. The rooms are large and well organized with lots of space for two. The bath is on the exotic side with the shower area open to a little private garden. The problem with this is that you must keep the bedroom door closed at night because of mosquitoes. The open air restaurant which faces the water has a large variety of dishes which are excellent. The staff is especially helpful and friendly. An very good choice when in the area.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your excellent review in TripAdvisor regarding Punnamada Resort . we are overwhelmed to note that you had a lovely holiday with us . it is our moto that our guest deserve the nothing less than best. your kind words will go a long way towards our journey to becom,e the world class Resort by choice . let me thank you for staying with us as well as for your kind gesture. we look forward to welcome you to Punnamada Resort again and again.

Regards,

Varghese.KE
General Manager.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed on the houseboat offered by the Punnamada Resort about two years ago, and it was a wonderful experience. So when we decided to come back to Kerala, one of our first choices was to revisit the houseboats.

Sadly things had changed. The houseboat we were on last time was being refurbished, so we were on the sister vessel. As it eventuated it needed refurbishing as well. As well, last time we cruised all day then tied up on one of the canals overnight then cruised some more in the morning before returning to the resort. This time we returned to the resort in time for dinner, remained tied up there overnight, and went for another short cruise in the morning. While the houseboat staff were very attentive, the meals there were not very inspired, so we had dinner and breakfast in the resort's restaurant. It was very quiet there as there was only one other couple dining at the same time.

Overall, if we had not been there before we probably would have enjoyed the experience much more, as it was things had changed too much for us, and we came away somewhat disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your kind review on tripadvisor regarding Punnamada House boat Experiences. let me thank you for patronising us the second time . we also noted your feedbacks for improvement. we give this option of docking near the resort to the guest due to couple of reasons. 1) once the cruise is over, there is hardly any activities available in the backwaters whereas when you are near the resort , you can avail resort facilities if you wish. it is an added facility we give to our guests . if they wish to continue and have food at the house boat it is always an option for the guest to choose over. secondly it is convenient incase there is an emergency for us to attend effectively. let me reassure you that there is nothing short of services and facilities we offer in both the cases. However, we take this feedback in its letter and spirits . Thank you for sharing your views with all of us . Looking forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada Resort and house boats

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Punnamada Resort has excellent location & provides quite, peaceful stay. Room was spacious but with open Bathroom! Excellent wooden furniture with very attractive room's door & door handle!
Food was good but no buffet breakfast!

Room Tip: If possible, try to get the sea-facing room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your great review regarding your experiences at Punnamada Resort . we are happy to note that you enjoyed your holidays with us . let me thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. it has been our vision that our guest deserve the best. Your reviews and feedbacks will be used as our guidelines for this vision of becoming truly a world class resort by choice .

we are committed to our values and ethics while delivering more than what we promised . we always look forward to welcome you again and again to Punnamada Resort .

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

we booked this resort trough Trisha holidays,and it was one of the excellent resort,friendly staff,amazing food,cozy rooms to stay,clean swimming pool,by the lake.what more do one expect.the spa was also very good and relaxing.

the most important thing i would like to mention,i was travelling with a 9 month old baby,and it was very child friendly.the chef prepared food as per requirement.it made my day.

Room Tip: all the rooms at good in their own way,but the best one is rooms by the lake
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your great review regarding your experiences at Punnamada Resort . we are happy to note that you enjoyed your holidays with us . let me thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. it has been our vision that our guest deserve the best. Your reviews and feedbacks will be used as our guidelines for this vision of becoming truly a world class resort by choice .

we are committed to our values and ethics while delivering more than what we promised . we always look forward to welcome you again and again to Punnamada Resort .

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Property: Punnamada Resort
Address: Alleppey 6 | Punnamada Resort Private Limited, Alappuzha 688006, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Family Hotel in Alappuzha
#2 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Punnamada Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Punnamada Resorts is nestled on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake and gives a world of heritage and luxury. The divine ambiance and the hospitality lead to a total relaxation of mind, body and soul and it highlighted the rich heritage and the essence of Kerala in its true form with a focus on the eco system and being an environment friendly resort by taking initiative in various fronts. The green leaf certified Ayurveda centre at Punnamada puts a new life into yourself and to regain vigor and vitality and lead a stress-free life. The essence of Kerala and its magical backwaters can be experienced aboard Punnamada’s exclusive 'Kettuvallam' (houseboats) by the resort, the houseboats of Punnamada equipped with the best of luxuries. ... more   less 
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